Make Your Mark: Celebrating International Dot Day

Today is International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, and an event that began when a teacher introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark.” What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

Here at Hathaway Brown, students make their mark every day. In the same spirit, the Middle School is celebrating throughout the week with polka dot attire, dance competitions at lunch time (shown below), and more!

One thought on “Make Your Mark: Celebrating International Dot Day

  1. DOT DOT DOT DOT
    Can’t start a line without a DOT
    Can’t end a sentence without a DOT
    Can’t plot a graph without a DOT
    And a LEGACY leaves a DOT DOT DOT
    Can’t have Beethovens 5th symphony without DOT DOT DOT DASH
    Can’t dance the polka without a DOT
    Can’t come to a conclusion without connecting the DOTS
    The Blind can’t read without touching the Braille DOTS
    Can’t have syncopation without a DOTTED quarter note
    Can’t repeat a melody without a double bar and double DOTS!
    Can’t repeat a melody without a double bar and double DOTS!
    George’s Seurrat couldn’t paint without a DOT!
    All great thoughts start or end with a DOT!
    You can’t send an email without a DOT.com. DOT.org DOT.edu DOT.smart
    So do you get it?
    Have we put you on the SPOT?
    Can you leave your legacy – Can you make your MARK?
    Be creative! Be collaborative! DOT DOT DOT

    Joy Barton & Deb Southard & the entire Middle School Faculty!!! DOT.

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